Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Talks Flu Season for Veterans

December 12, 2018, 2:38 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) – Last year’s flu season was one of the deadliest on record.

But while this year seems less potent here in South Carolina, the Department of Health and Environmental Control has seen some flu activity, with 127 hospitalizations and six deaths reported.

To avoid becoming a statistic, it’s important to adhere to one of the most critical methods of protecting yourself: receiving a flu shot.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is ensuring Lowcountry veterans are taken care of with their influenza program.

Public Affairs Officer Tonya Lobbestael was back in-studio, joined by influenza program coordinator, Shane Hallowell, with details on how the VA is helping connect veterans with the right resources.

For more information on the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC and its programs, please visit their website. For additional flu statistics and other information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a great resource.